Art on the Cooloola Coast

art group brushes by the sea February 16 059Interested in watercolours or painting?

Artists Robin Hines and Leonie Kent are holding lessons in Rainbow Beach. If you are a beginner or want to improve your existing skills you will find these workshops informative and fun. All the material is supplied and you will leave the workshop with a finished artwork. Contact Gallery Jilarty on 5486 3277 for bookings.

Youths wanted for Project Connect

Be a part of this amazing project where you can work with a local artist in their studio as work experience. “Project Connect: Youth+Artists” encourages creativity and collaboration where grades 9, 10 or 11 students create with an artist of their choice. They work towards a “Hi Artworks” exhibition in October.

The application process is easy, but numbers are limited, so download at: or call Sandra Ross at the Gympie Regional Gallery on 5481 0737.

Artwork on display at the Rainbow Beach Library

Wander into the Rainbow Beach Library and you may be tempted to purchase a painting by a local artist. Works are on display all month. If you are a local artist and are keen to be involved, please speak to Caroline at the library.

 Cooloola Coast Art Group news  

Local professional and budding artists, don’t allow your artwork to simply gather dust in the back of a cupboard somewhere! Bring it out and at least put it on display, just as many other locals are doing in our July Art Show.

And who knows from just this small step, where your art work might end up? Please keep a look out for the brochures or call Ken Ferguson on 5486 2745 to find out more.

Life Drawing meet fortnightly on a Wednesday morning, 10am till noon at 38 Marlin Way, Tin Can Bay. The dates are March 9 and 23. This untutored session is $10. We are always on the lookout for models, we pay $50 for the session if you are interested.

Plein Aire painting is on 9am, March 13, we will be meeting at the rotunda at Crab Creek. It’s free and open to anyone interested in painting or drawing, so please come along. Bring some morning tea and don’t forget the sunscreen and insect repellent!

For any further information on Life Drawing or Plein Aire please contact Liz on 0439 683 690 or email to join the mailing list.

Sculptures wanted

The Sunshine Coast’s Hinterland group, Arts Connect Inc, are now seeking expressions of interest from far and wide for the sixth annual Sculpture on the Edge in Maleny – and a $10,000 major prize and more is on offer.

“Who will take the major prize, a local or southerner or international artist? Sculpture on the Edge is Arts Connect’s signature event,” said president and painter Heather Gall, “we are excited that very soon we will be receiving some leading edge talent’s submissions for installation this October.”

Expressions of interest are open until April 4.

The Bendigo Bank Andrew Fisher Portrait Prize

This bi-annual competition is run by the Friends of the Gallery. The Bendigo Bank Andrew Fisher Portrait Prize is a competition in the manner of the Archibald Prize and subjects must be distinguished and living in the State of Queensland. Kim Barrett won $5000 for her painting entitled Who am I? The exhibition is held at the Gympie Regional Gallery until April 2.

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